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Adobe Founder Chuck Geschke Joins Tableau's Board of Directors

SEATTLE, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Tableau Software, the global leader in visual analysis software, today announced that Dr. Charles Geschke, founder and Chairman of Adobe Systems, has joined the company's Board of Directors.

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"Chuck brings a marvelous wealth of industry experience and wisdom to Tableau, having founded and built one of the most admired companies in the world," said Christian Chabot, Tableau's CEO and Co-founder. "His entrepreneurial spirit and deep knowledge of visual software applications is a great addition to our young company. We're honored that he has chosen Tableau Software."

"I am delighted to join the board at Tableau Software," said Dr. Geschke. "It's really exciting to join a dynamic team with inventive technology and plans for a family of great products."

Dr. Charles Geschke co-founded Adobe (NASDAQ:ADBE) in 1982 with Dr. John Warnock, driving technology innovations that forever transformed how people create, process, and engage with information. A respected and inspiring industry leader, Geschke was instrumental in developing some of the software industry's most pioneering technologies. Presently, he is Adobe's Chairman of the Board.

Prior to co-founding Adobe, Geschke formed the Imaging Sciences Laboratory at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center where he directed research activities in the fields of computer science, graphics, image processing, and optics. Geschke holds a doctorate in computer science from Carnegie-Mellon University as well as a master's degree in mathematics and an A.B. in classics, both from Xavier University.

About Tableau Software

Tableau Software, a privately held company based in Seattle, Washington, is the standard for visual analysis of everyday data. Its flagship products are used by executives, managers, business analysts, business intelligence professionals, strategy consultants, financial professionals, market researchers, scientists and engineers in nearly every industry. For more information, visit

"Tableau Software" and "Visual Analysis for Everyday Data" are registered trademarks or trademarks of Tableau Software. References to other companies and their products use trademarks owned by the respective companies and are for reference purposes only.

NOTE: Copyright 2003-2007, Tableau Software, Incorporated and its licensors. All rights reserved. Patents pending.

Source: Tableau Software

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